Give A Gift That Lasts
Wedding Photography is the longest lasting part of the wedding day – it even outlasts the bride and groom in many cases, with family wedding photos from a hundred years ago being a highlight of many family homes today. If you are a bride and groom looking for unique wedding registry options, or one of their guests coming to find out how to gift the bride and groom with something special, consider the Admire Studios Wedding Registry, a family heirloom gift which lasts a lifetime – unlike blenders, bedsheets, or gift cards.
How A Photography Registry Works
The short version for brides and grooms:
- Book your wedding with Admire Studios, pay your $500 deposit
- Ask me for your Complimentary Photography Registry – it will be a page on my site
- Let your guests know about it!
- I’ll give you the page on my site and business card size cards to include in your invitations with information on your registry. If you’ve had your Engagement Session before you send your invites, one side of the cards will have your photo!
- Guests will contact me and put money in any amount they choose towards your photography package and products.
- Your guests will be able to gift you with your wedding photography and your choice of prints, albums, and products!
For Wedding Guests
For The Bride and Groom
HOW DO I PURCHASE A PHOTOGRAPHY GIFT FOR THE COUPLE?
NOTE: The couple must be an existing Admire Studios client- if they sent you here, you’re in the right place, if not and if they don’t have a photographer picked out, send them the link or purchase an Engagement Photography Gift Card so they can give Admire Studios a try! Purchasing and providing a Edmonton Wedding Photography Gift for the couple is fast and easy. Simply get in touch with Twyla to let her know your gift is coming, give her your name and a brief message for the couple, and provide the money via any of the Admire Studios acceptable payment methods. I can talk you through exactly what you need to do, just give Twyla a call.Once we receive your gift, we will record your name and message for the couple to be put in a keepsake card later, and put the money towards the couple’s wedding package, or if it has already been paid by the couple or the other guests, towards the couple’s choice of amazing display pieces like specialized albums, wall pieces, canvases and prints. Gifts can be provided up to 2 weeks after the wedding, if you forgot to purchase something for them.Choose to give a gift that lasts and give photography to be Admired. Then you just have to sit back and avoid the department store maze altogether!
WHAT IS A PHOTOGRAPHY GIFT REGISTRY? DO I QUALIFY?First of all, to qualify to send guests to this registry to purchase gifts, you book your wedding with Admire Studios – if you’re considering Admire Studios for your Edmonton and area or Saskatoon and area wedding photography you’re in the right place! The first step is to check out that link to see if you like the work, the second is to call Twyla to arrange a meeting, or send keeners in your friends or family the link to purchase an Engagement Photography Gift Card so you can give Admire Studios a try one-on-one! Providing a Wedding Photography Registry to your guests is one of the most unique options available for your Edmonton or Saskatoon and Area Bridal Registry needs. Particularly suited to the couple who already has it all or doesn’t have much cash, a wedding photography registry can give your wedding budget a break by allowing guests to give you money that will go directly to the budget without feeling guilty or bad mannered. Choose to pay only your $500 deposit and let the guests pay the rest! You receive keepsake cards with the names and well wishes of your donors at the gift opening if your guests paid for your package, or at the close of the registry. You can provide an optional limit on the amount guests can give, since the gifts cannot be liquidated into cash (just like a gift card), but must be used with Admire Studios within 2 years from reciept of your final images – if your guests are generous, you might even end up with a session for your first Newborn!
HOW DOES THE COUPLE USE MY GIFT? CAN I ASSIGN THE PURPOSE?
The bride and groom can apply your Wedding Photography gift through Admire Studios in a number of creative ways. The most common uses of the photography gift registry are:
We don’t recommend assigning your gift if there’s no direction from the bride and groom (they probably have particular plans) but you can certainly make suggestions if nothing has been provided! If you give your gift before 1 month prior to the wedding – when you get your invitation – it’s probably going to go towards the couple’s wedding photography package, and if you give your gift at the wedding, it will go towards products and services. The bride will probably let you know in her thank you cards what your gift went toward
HOW DO WE USE THE GIFTS? CAN I ASSIGN THINGS FOR GUESTS TO PURCHASE FOR US? DO I HAVE TO?
The unique part about a Wedding Photography Registry is that you can either assign items or accept gifts without items – which is almost easier for everyone. The best method is to have a quick blurb about what your hearts desires are for wedding photos. You may choose to use the money from your photography gift registry in one of these ways:
The best part is that even when you assign gifts, one person or family doesn’t have to pay for the whole thing, they can give what they can towards it, and if you change your mind, there’s no returns process, just put the money towards something else, and let the guest know what they got you in the end.
HOW MUCH SHOULD I GIVE, AND HOW MUCH DO YOUR SERVICES COST?
How much you give the couple is totally up to you. No gift is too small, and we will work with the couple to make the best out of their total. If a group of people decide that this kind of photography wedding registry gift is unique and ideal, it can add up and allow the couple to select beautiful, large, high-end products and services and extra sessions! It’s difficult to provide a great estimate of what you should give, but check out the Admire Studios Wedding Photography page for some pricing information. But just to give you an idea: Packages range from $1,750-$3,750; Album upgrades are $50-200 and albums for parents are $350-$500; large canvases are $300-500… This registry enables you to use group buying power to make your bride and groom’s wedding memories accessible for a lifetime.
HOW AND WHEN DO WE REDEEM THE GIFTS?
If you paid for your wedding package in full, you will find out the amount of your final total when you receive your images – around 2 weeks after the wedding. You can then start planning what to use it for! If you elected to pay only your $500 deposit and hope for the best with your bridal registry, we will go over your total gifts approximately one month before your wedding to determine the amount you personally need to pay, since the full amount has to be in before your wedding. Likely, if you’ve informed the guests via the registry page blurb that gifts before your wedding were going towards the balance, you may have a good chunk paid by then! All gifts after this point will go towards products, upgrades, and sessions. You can choose to redeem your after-package gifts at any time.
I’LL DO IT. HOW DO I GET IT IT MOTION AGAIN?
Just contact us by phone or email and we can get you started on your way to a unique gift! It’s an easy way to avoid the department store!
THIS SUITS US! HOW DO WE GET STARTED?
Just contact Twyla by phone or email for a complimentary meeting to see if Admire Studios is a good fit for your wedding and we’ll get started!
Looking for information on a particular couple’s registry? Just give me a shout.